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  1. Review

    Immune-mediated cerebellar ataxias: from bench to bedside

    The cerebellum is a vulnerable target of autoimmunity in the CNS. The category of immune-mediated cerebellar ataxias (IMCAs) was recently established, and includes in particular paraneoplastic cerebellar degen...

    Hiroshi Mitoma, Mario Manto and Christiane S. Hampe

    Cerebellum & Ataxias 2017 4:16

    Published on: 21 September 2017

  2. Case report

    Hemicerebellitis can drive handedness shift

    Hemicerebellitisis a rare acquired condition, typical of the pediatric age. A residual switched handedness may develop after remission of acute cerebellar symptoms.

    Mario Mascalchi, Matteo Lenge, Andrea Bianchi, Emanuele Bartolini, Gioele Gavazzi, Flavio Giordano and Renzo Guerrini

    Cerebellum & Ataxias 2017 4:14

    Published on: 14 September 2017

  3. Research

    Cognitive impairment in cerebellar lesions: a logit model based on neuropsychological testing

    Damage to the cerebellum may lead to motor dysfunctions, but also to the neuropsychological deficits that comprise the Cerebellar Cognitive Affective Syndrome (CCAS). It can affect executive functions, attenti...

    Eva Bolceková, Matej Mojzeš, Quang Van Tran, Jaromír Kukal, Svatopluk Ostrý, Petr Kulišťák and Robert Rusina

    Cerebellum & Ataxias 2017 4:13

    Published on: 28 July 2017

  4. Research

    Validity and reliability of a pilot scale for assessment of multiple system atrophy symptoms

    Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a rare progressive neurodegenerative disorder for which brief yet sensitive scale is required in order for use in clinical trials and general screening. We previously compared ...

    Masaaki Matsushima, Ichiro Yabe, Ikuko Takahashi, Makoto Hirotani, Takahiro Kano, Kazuhiro Horiuchi, Hideki Houzen and Hidenao Sasaki

    Cerebellum & Ataxias 2017 4:11

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  5. Research

    Stratification of disease progression in a broad spectrum of degenerative cerebellar ataxias with a clustering method using MRI-based atrophy rates of brain structures

    The rate of disease progression differs among patients with degenerative cerebellar ataxia. The uncertain natural course in individual patients hinders clinical trials of promising treatments. In this study, w...

    Rie Sasaki, Futaba Maki, Daisuke Hara, Shigeaki Tanaka and Yasuhiro Hasegawa

    Cerebellum & Ataxias 2017 4:9

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  6. Review

    Cerebellum: An explanation for dystonia?

    Dystonia is a movement disorder that is characterized by involuntary muscle contractions, abnormal movements and postures, as well as by non-motor symptoms, and is due to abnormalities in different brain areas...

    Matteo Bologna and Alfredo Berardelli

    Cerebellum & Ataxias 2017 4:6

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  7. Case report

    An unusual cause of fatal rapid-onset ataxia plus syndrome

    Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system caused by reactivation of the JC-virus and is in most cases associated with underlying immunosuppressi...

    Ivan Kmezic, Jan Weinberg, Dan Hauzenberger, Farouk Hashim, Evangelia Kollia, Monika Klimkowska, Inger Nennesmo and Martin Paucar

    Cerebellum & Ataxias 2017 4:5

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  8. Review

    Friedreich Ataxia: current status and future prospects

    Friedreich ataxia (FA) represents the most frequent type of inherited ataxia. Most patients carry homozygous GAA expansions in the first intron of the frataxin gene on chromosome 9. Due to epigenetic alteratio...

    Katrin Bürk

    Cerebellum & Ataxias 2017 4:4

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  9. Case report

    Apraxia of speech and cerebellar mutism syndrome: a case report

    Cerebellar mutism syndrome (CMS) or posterior fossa syndrome (PFS) consists of a constellation of neuropsychiatric, neuropsychological and neurogenic speech and language deficits. It is most commonly observed ...

    E. De Witte, I. Wilssens, D. De Surgeloose, G. Dua, M. Moens, J. Verhoeven, M. Manto and P. Mariën

    Cerebellum & Ataxias 2017 4:2

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  10. Case report

    Cerebellar ataxia and sensory ganglionopathy associated with light-chain myeloma

    Cerebellar ataxia with sensory ganglionopathy is a rare neurological combination that can occur in some hereditary ataxias including mitochondrial diseases and in gluten sensitivity. Individually each conditio...

    Panagiotis Zis, Dasappaiah Ganesh Rao, Bart E Wagner, Lucinda Nicholson-Goult, Nigel Hoggard and Marios Hadjivassiliou

    Cerebellum & Ataxias 2017 4:1

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  11. Research

    Alcohol-related cerebellar degeneration: not all down to toxicity?

    Alcohol-related cerebellar degeneration is one of the commonest acquired forms of cerebellar ataxia. The exact pathogenic mechanisms by which alcohol leads to cerebellar damage remain unknown. Possible autorea...

    Priya D. Shanmugarajah, Nigel Hoggard, Stuart Currie, Daniel P. Aeschlimann, Pascale C. Aeschlimann, Dermot C. Gleeson, Mohammed Karajeh, Nicola Woodroofe, Richard A. Grünewald and Marios Hadjivassiliou

    Cerebellum & Ataxias 2016 3:17

    Published on: 3 October 2016

  12. Review

    Cerebellar transcranial direct current stimulation in neurological disease

    Several studies have highlighted the therapeutic potential of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in patients with neurological diseases, including dementia, epilepsy, post-stroke dysfunctions, move...

    Roberta Ferrucci, Tommaso Bocci, Francesca Cortese, Fabiana Ruggiero and Alberto Priori

    Cerebellum & Ataxias 2016 3:16

    Published on: 2 September 2016

  13. Research

    The in vivo reduction of afferent facilitation induced by low frequency electrical stimulation of the motor cortex is antagonized by cathodal direct current stimulation of the cerebellum

    Low-frequency electrical stimulation to the motor cortex (LFSMC) depresses the excitability of motor circuits by long-term depression (LTD)-like effects. The interactions between LFSMC and cathodal direct curr...

    Nordeyn Oulad Ben Taib and Mario Manto

    Cerebellum & Ataxias 2016 3:15

    Published on: 30 August 2016

  14. Research

    MRI-based cerebellar volume measurements correlate with the International Cooperative Ataxia Rating Scale score in patients with spinocerebellar degeneration or multiple system atrophy

    Progression of clinical symptoms and cerebellar atrophy may vary among subtypes of spinocerebellar degeneration and multiple system atrophy. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to demonstrate the relatio...

    Daisuke Hara, Futaba Maki, Shigeaki Tanaka, Rie Sasaki and Yasuhiro Hasegawa

    Cerebellum & Ataxias 2016 3:14

    Published on: 17 August 2016

  15. Research

    Cerebellar involvement in Parkinson’s disease resting tremor

    There exists a lack of consensus regarding how cerebellar over-activity might influence tremor in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Specifically, it is unclear whether resting or postural tremor are differentially aff...

    Shannon C. Lefaivre, Matt J. N. Brown and Quincy J. Almeida

    Cerebellum & Ataxias 2016 3:13

    Published on: 8 June 2016

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